Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Settling into Summer

It is really here! Summer, for the first time in two years. I have real peaches and they are ripe and sweet. So it is time to do some canning. I am looking forward to it. It has been difficult to get the garden under control. The weeds are hard to work on in the drizzle and chill wind. It is much nicer when the evenings are dry and lightly cool/warm. Tonight I will mow the lawn, pick some weeds and work lightly in the garden beds. It is pleasant work after the hustle and bustle of the last two weeks.
I have been to Oregon to the fiber festival. Driving, working, shopping, playing, driving, driving, and more driving. Whew! I was glad to get home. Then taking the car to the shop, getting the house cleaned up and stocking in the food and beer for Eduard's party. Plus my other work. I feel like I came home in a dead run and have been running for another week.
Finally, on Monday, July 4th, I collapsed in a heap and could barely get out of bed. The party went on without me, mercifully. I was able to be lazy and drift for most of the day. I have so much to do still and so little energy left. I spent Tuesday cleaning up the kitchen, refrigerator, and cooking the last foods that the party missed. I have a packed week and need to get some control over the chaos. Again, a long nap in the afternoon, helped restore the energy for the evening.
I am pleased with the fleece I bought and all the fibers and toys. And as usual, after running wild for a week, I just want to stay home and play with my new stuff. Hopefully, I will get the work done and have a chance to play this weekend. I need a slow, lazy, warm summer to take some of the hustle out of my bustle.